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Crime and Safety in Kenilworth

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Kenilworth is the safest small town in Warwickshire, and is the 86th safest overall out of Warwickshire's 214 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Kenilworth in 2021 was 34 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Warwickshire's overall crime rate, coming in 84% lower than the Warwickshire rate of 63 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Kenilworth is the 135th safest small town, and the 5,441st safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2017, Kenilworth had the worst crime rate in Warwickshire for robbery, with 11 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.51 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2015 was also a bad month for Kenilworth residents, when it was Warwickshire's most dangerous area for theft from the person, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.23 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Kenilworth are violence and sexual offences, with 323 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 15. This is 21% lower than 2020's figure of 392 offences and a difference of 3.19 from 2020's crime rate of 18. Kenilworth's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Kenilworth 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Warwickshire

159% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

122% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Kenilworth is 159% lower than the West Midlands and 122% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Kenilworth Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Kenilworth represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Kenilworth

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202134744
202041885
201941876
2018471,021
2017481,035
201639836

Crime in Kenilworth Compared To Warwickshire

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Summary of Crimes in Kenilworth This Year

 KenilworthWarwickshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour26312.1710,59818.34 51% safer
Bicycle Theft20.093420.59 556% safer
Burglary612.821,7493.03 7% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson803.703,5686.17 67% safer
Drugs251.161,1521.99 72% safer
Other Crime140.658231.42 118% safer
Other Theft612.823,1245.41 92% safer
Possession of Weapons10.054620.80 1500% safer
Public Order663.053,3775.84 91% safer
Robbery40.192940.51 168% safer
Shoplifting381.761,9783.42 94% safer
Theft From the Person20.091760.30 233% safer
Vehicle Crime673.102,9815.16 66% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences32314.9416,58028.69 92% safer

Kenilworth Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Kenilworth74434.42-
Polesworth35640.0614% more dangerous
Whitnash34540.2615% more dangerous
Kingsbury37948.7629% more dangerous
Atherstone81486.1660% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Kenilworth

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Recent Crimes in Kenilworth

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near The SquareInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Watling RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022DrugsOn or near Theatre/Concert HallOffender given penalty notice
April 2022BurglaryOn or near New StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Leamington RoadOffender given penalty notice
April 2022Other theftOn or near Blackthorne RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Beauchamp RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Arlidge CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Gloster DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Reeve DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Churchill AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Arlidge CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Scott RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Albion StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Abbey EndInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Warwick RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Redfern AvenueOffender given a caution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Reeve DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Borrowell LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Kenilworth Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1791512 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.970.370.510.09 Safer
Burglary653.22.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson64.13.73.7 Safer
Drugs0.970.791.01.2 Getting worse
Other Crime0.650.280.930.65 Getting worse
Other Theft4.553.52.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.510.230.140.05 Safer
Public Order2.62.12.93.0 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.00.190.460.19 Safer
Shoplifting4.53.23.31.8 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.600.600.190.09 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.93.23.03.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14151815 Safer

Changes In Kenilworth's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Kenilworth to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Kenilworth34.42-
Barnet67.0849% more dangerous
Croydon82.4858% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0562% more dangerous
Bristol90.5262% more dangerous
Coventry102.2466% more dangerous
Leicester111.5969% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0672% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6473% more dangerous
Bradford132.2874% more dangerous
Leeds150.9477% more dangerous

Crime in Kenilworth's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Kenilworth East23229Third
Kenilworth South25936Second
Kenilworth West30241First

Crime in Kenilworth During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Kenilworth change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Kenilworth saw a 350% increase in public order. Kenilworth saw a large fall in burglary during May, when it fell by 92% compared to May in 2019. Other Theft saw a fall in every month of Kenilworth's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-15%+110%+90%+142%+26%+19%+44%+36%+127%+144%
Bicycle Theft----+100%-+200%--50%-
Burglary-44%-59%-92%-92%-80%+143%+13%-43%-50%-57%
Criminal Damage and Arson-22%-25%-20%+233%+17%+13%-+40%+67%-
Drugs----67%+100%-67%+50%---
Other Crime----+200%-----
Other Theft-17%-63%-57%-82%-67%+43%-17%-20%-17%-29%
Public Order-40%-25%+250%+100%-20%+20%-+350%+50%-
Shoplifting-14%-80%-55%--56%-17%+67%-50%+33%+50%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime+160%+100%+100%+33%-45%+50%-67%-22%-25%+20%
Violence and Sexual Offences+5%+4%-7%+125%-17%-12%+68%+37%-14%-26%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Kenilworth

What police force serves Kenilworth?
Kenilworth's local territorial police force is the Warwickshire Police.

How dangerous is Kenilworth?
Kenilworth is the safest small town in Warwickshire.

What is Kenilworth's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Kenilworth are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Kenilworth?
Kenilworth's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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